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A healthcare provider may prescribe Celexa to treat depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression). The dose of Celexa your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, such as your age, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are currently taking. There are three strengths of Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) on the market, and Celexa 40 mg tablets are the strongest strength available.
For depression treatment, the recommended starting Celexa dose is usually Celexa 20 mg tablets once daily. Your healthcare provider may choose to increase the Celexa dosage if symptoms continue or decrease the dose if side effects occur. For people over age 60, people with liver problems, and people taking certain other medications (see Celexa Drug Interactions), the maximum recommended dosage is lower (20 mg a day).
It usually takes several weeks before feeling the beneficial effects of Celexa. Try not to be discouraged if the medication does not work right away for you.
(Click Celexa Dosages for more information on using Celexa 40 mg tablets for treating depression. This article also discusses factors that may affect your dosage and offers tips on when and how to take this medication.)